|Midtown Direct Rep (MDR*) celebrates the uniquely large amount of Broadway theatre professionals living in the Maplewood/South Orange community, by working with these highly accomplished artists to develop and present theatre - both new works and old favorites - relevant to our community. MDR is devoted to sharing the talent of our neighbors with our neighbors.|
|The NY Times calls Midtown Direct Rep "The Place to Discover the Next Great Play!"|
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Following on the heels of MDR's successful development of Rated P (for parenthood), MDR's new program, Theatre in the Loft, aims to do the same for other previously unseen material. MDR will now be presenting monthly readings or workshops of new plays and musicals one Sunday night a month at 7 PM in the SOPAC loft. With a cash bar and post show discussions with our casts and creative teams, MDR will foster a fun and collaborative environment to nurture the development of top notch theatre right here at home.
NEXT: LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT by Kara Lee Corthron
From playwright Kara Lee Corthron (winner of the Princess Grace award and multiple NEA grants) comes a blazingly theatrical look at God, faith and redemption.
It's 1844 and the word of God has been revealed to Joseph Smith, making him a prophet to some and a lightning rod to others. He must fight his inner and outer demons as a free black man with a tragic past questions his faith, and a precocious young woman locked in a room reluctantly awaits word from God.
God is watching and the holiest of holy revelations can happen at any time. So can its opposite.
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MIDTOWN DIRECT REP'S FIRST PRODUCED MUSICAL TRANSFERS OFF-BROADWAY!
With book and lyrics by Midtown Direct Rep's Co-Artistic Director, Sandy Rustin, direction by MDR's Co-Artistic Director, Jeremy Dobrish, Musical Direction by MDR's Musical Director, Meg Zervoulis, and starring MDR members David Josefsberg & Joanna Young, RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD chronicles every stage of modern-day parenting, from conception to college, with giant doses of heart and humor. A versatile cast of four takes the audience through the ups and downs of childrearing – from the sublime to the ridiculous – in a series of comic and musical vignettes in under 90 minutes. A hilarious, fresh, and decidedly irreverent look at an age old topic, Rated P provides all the wistful joy of childrearing …at a fraction of the cost of braces! For more information on RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD visit www.ratedpthemusical.com
Watch MDR's music video of the hit song from RATED P, "Parent Teacher Conference"
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|Midtown Direct Rep Company Members have performed in the Broadway productions of 9 To 5, Beauty and the Beast, Big River, Billy Elliott, Catch Me If You Can,ß Chicago, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Full Monty, Grease!, Hair, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Little Night Music, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Memphis, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Ragtime, Rent, "Rock Of Ages, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, The Wedding Singer, Wicked ... and many more.|
|* Founded in June 2010, Midtown Direct Rep is a 57-member (and growing) repertory theater company in residence at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). Named for the New Jersey transit line on which local residents commute, Midtown Direct Rep is comprised of accomplished theater artists and seasoned Broadway veterans who call Maplewood/South Orange their home.|